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to not buy food pots and weaning spoons because they only come in pink and blue??

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drivingmisscrazy Sat 01-Aug-09 16:45:58

DD (6mo) has started eating food - mostly BLW, but using a spoon for sloppy items (self-administered, kind of grin). But I was in my local Tesco wanting to buy spoons and some of those lidded pot thingies to store the food I cook for her in, and was horrified to find that *even these* come in bloody blue and pissing pink? Why? I just don't get it...I can live with pink clothes (just about), but I start to lose the plot when this extends to every accessory. What next, boy nappies and girl nappies (and someone is going to tell me these already exist shock)

wilkos Sat 01-Aug-09 16:47:49

tell me about it.

i have a dd and i refuse to buy pink stuff just because of her gender. bloody ridiculous

why do they need to do just pink/ blue?? how about yellow, green,purple? tis ridiculous and makes me very angry

EyeballsintheSky Sat 01-Aug-09 16:48:11

It's the fashion at the moment, it'll pass. I gather ELC have thought better of it. Not worth getting steamed up about. If you need them buy blue.

I take it you're joking about the nappies as they do exist.

StealthPolarBear Sat 01-Aug-09 16:49:00

well buy her a blue one - unless you're sick of the blue as well!
But no yanbu, I love it when I can buy something for DS that's not blue or brown, even though I think he looks best in brown.

StealthPolarBear Sat 01-Aug-09 16:49:41

I did used to believe that disposable nappies were specific to boy/girl - did they used to be or was that something I made up??

FaintlyMacabre Sat 01-Aug-09 16:50:36

At least boy/girl nappies make some kind of sense- as long as they're actually differently absorbant not just different colours.

BelleWatling Sat 01-Aug-09 16:50:53

Do those nappies exist though? I remember seeing them advertised a few years ago (pre-kids) but I've never seen them in a supermarket. Did they fail?

wilkos Sat 01-Aug-09 16:51:09

STB i thought that too! i am sure i saw an ad a long way before dc arrived about them

gingerbunny Sat 01-Aug-09 16:51:38

boots ahve green and yellow ones, if that's better!

wilkos Sat 01-Aug-09 16:53:10

clearly they didnt catch on as havent seen them since

off to bath dd cheerio

misdee Sat 01-Aug-09 16:53:28

yeah, there used to be girl/boy nappies, in the 80's/90's?

Itsjustafleshwound Sat 01-Aug-09 16:53:34

Sainsbos does some fetching ones in green and yellow/red ....

Wish that the buyers for the big supermarkets and chains would cotton on to the fact that not every child likes pink/blue ...

wilkos Sat 01-Aug-09 16:58:52

one more thing reg. pink/ blue - one m'neter told me that eventually most little girls will want everything pink so you might as well grab the opportunity to get them non pink stuff while they are to small to complain about it

wilkos shudders with the horror...

Squiggly Sat 01-Aug-09 17:00:21

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Rindercella Sat 01-Aug-09 17:01:47

Seriously? It really doesn't matter that much. Your DD will only be using them for the next few months anyway.

myredcardigan Sat 01-Aug-09 17:05:42

What do you expect from Tescos? I had some orange ones from JL and some red ones from Sainsbury's.

The boy/girl nappies were to do with where the most absorbent part was. The efficiency of nappy design moved on so the were no longer needed.

flimflammum Sat 01-Aug-09 17:05:50

At least the Annabelle Karmel spoons are red [prepares for AK-slating]. I had some purple little pots with lids (can't remember where from though, sorry).

drivingmisscrazy Sat 01-Aug-09 17:13:10

only half serious...I don't live in the UK so crappy tesco is my only option (no JL or Sainsbos). It's not the spoons themselves that piss me off, more the girls=pink, boys=blue tyranny that seems so often to dictate what we can or can't buy

GirlsAreLoud Sat 01-Aug-09 17:22:51

Mine are all tommee tippe and sainsburys own and none of them are pink.

AmazingBouncingFerret Sat 01-Aug-09 17:25:58

I was exactly the same when looking in Mothercare for a cheapo changing mat, the cheapest ones came in either pink or blue, I wanted neither, just a nice plain white/cream one but for some reason they like to charge a few more quid for those ones! Grrr.
And all ELC seem to have done in the new catalogue is relaunch older products in various grotty shades of pink. Im thinking of renaming it The Pink Shop.

NormaSknockers Sat 01-Aug-09 17:31:21

I've got lime green ones, think they're Tommee Tippee.

GoldenSnitch Sat 01-Aug-09 17:32:36

Pretty much all of my friends have girls and ALL of them have bought ELC Easels, sand tables, tills, cookers etc in blue cause they think the pink is so gross and sickly!

On the plus side, at least you have more choice in clothes. There always seems to be at least twice as much stuff for girls as there is for boys

AmazingBouncingFerret Sat 01-Aug-09 17:35:10

Lol Snitch THAT is why there is only ever pink things available then!!

Rindercella Sat 01-Aug-09 17:44:45

grin @ Snitch. Even I got a blue sandpit for DD as the pink one was ghastly!

StealthPolarBear Sat 01-Aug-09 18:24:05

glad I didn't imagine it

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